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of the union address, the issue of gun control. mr. obama demanded that congress act swiftly, and he did so by creating an emotional backdrop. >> in the chamber, there were more than two dozen americans whose lives had been torn apart by gun violence. president obama acknowledged their loss and told america that they deserved a vote. >> gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. the families of aurora deserve a vote. the families of oak creek and tucson and blacksburg and the countless other communities ripped open by gun violence, they deserve a simple vote. >> the president spoke for about an hour and covered a wide range of topics. he called for immigration reform and said he is pulling 34,000 troops out of afghanistan within a year. he also announced the formation of a nonpartisan commission to improve the voting experience in america. and the president made clear his second term priority is increasing our employment, not shrinking the debt. >> deficit reduction alone is not an economic plan. a growing economy that greats good middle class jobs, that must be
that package. >> we're just about 45 minutes away from our live coverage of president obama's state of the union address tonight. the president is set to address immigration reform. he's expected to call on congress to pass gun control measures such as universal background checks. certainly we know the broad themes of president obama's state of the union address, now david stevenson reports on what people in the bay area want to hear. >> reporter: business is booming at just for fun. after a couple of bumpy years in which parents wouldn't even bring the kids inside. >> children would want to come in the store and there'd be the argument that they can't buy anything because they're fearful that their income may be affected. >> reporter: consumer confidence here is up after the worst recession since the great depression. he hopes president obama's state of the union address will focus on nurturing new and recovering small businesses. >> he needs to continue on the path of making it affordable for businesses. >> reporter: with the nation's unemployment rate at almost 8%, the president
have expert insight into the unfolding drama. >>> and president obama lays out his vision for the nation in the state of the union address. his big schal length? getting congress to act on gun violence. >> the families of newtown deserve a vote. the families of aurora deserve a vote. >> also this morning, the two gop responses. we'll dig into those as well. >> also new this morning, pope benedict xvi speaks out for the first time since his shocking resignation. what he told followers as they celebrate ash wednesday. >>> plus, 4,000 people on that stranded cruise ship slowly being pulled to shore at this very minute and it is frankly gross out there. we have the latest. >> wednesday, february 13th. a special edition of "starting point" begins right now. >>> welcome, everybody. you're watching "starting point." comi coming to you from the nation's capit capital. we have complete coverage from the president's state of the union address. first, the manhunt for an accused killer, christopher dorner. charred remains have been inside in that burned out cabin. with a suspect belie
. officer down. >> another officer down? >> while the cabin burned, president obama pleaded for stricter gun control bills to be brought to the floor. >> gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. the families of aurora deserve a vote. the families of oak creek and tucson and blacksburg and the countless other communities ripped open by gun violence, they deserve a simple vote. >> a lot of you are probably saying why should we care what an accused cold blooded murderer says? should dorner's words be even part of our conversation on guns or do they shed light on an issue that continues to divide and confuse many americans? it's a tough question and uncomfortable but i'm going to ask it anyway. does the dorner case teach us anything about guns? facebook doft com/car facebook.com/carolcnn or tweet me @carolcnn. >>> stories we're watching now in "the newsroom" 30 minutes past the hour, hundreds of people including students showed up in waterbury, connecticut, to dig out the city's schools from last week's blizzard. picking up a shovel earned the workers it 8.25 an ho
insight on this. >> thank you. >>> we're in washington for the state of the union address and mr. obama sure sounded like a candidate last night and this morning president obama hits the road for the first of a campaign style trip to drum up support. 53% of americans had a positive reaction to the speech. 21% sbomewhat, 22% negative. >> reporter: president obama said last night deficit reduction is lone is not an economic plan. and you are right, certainly echoes of the campaign. he talked about everyone deserving a fair shot and investing in the middle class. talked a lot about that with investments in education, clean energy, and an increase in the m minimum wage. >> we can say with renewed confidence that the state of our union is stronger. >> reporter: in the first state of the union address of his second term, president oobama ae of new proposals, taking on everything from universal preschool education to preparing the aging infrastructure to addressing the threat of climate change. he urged congress to put partisan issues aside and stay focused on jump starting the lethargic econo
they support president obama's economic plan, the one he laid out in his state of the union address. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, they believe sustainable jobs could be on the way. kyla? >> reporter: california congressman eric smallwell says president obama's ideas are solid. president obama says there are areas that require investment to grow the economy. they include manufacturing and infrastructure. the president believes those sectors could lead to long-term johns nationwide. he also believes it's time to invest more in clean energy which he says could reduce our country's reliance on foreign oil, cut costs and sustain jobs. >> i saw those investments being in clean energy where we can create new clean energy made in american jobs but also in ways we can prepare our children and those going to college for the jobs that will be available for tomorrow. >> reporter: now, some republicans wonder if this type of plan will call for a stimulus. that's something they've rejected and said does not work. while bay area lawmakers say this is the only way to grow the
. >>> president obama hits the road to push proposals he unveiled during last night's state of the union address. >> but up next the light at the end of the tunnel is in sight for more than 3,000 passengers on that crippled cruise ship. it's the nigh >>> preparationing being made in mobile alabama to receive that crippled carnival cruise ship being towed to port following an engine fire. passengers say conditions are disgusting with overflowing toilets and a stench making people sick. the passengers say the same crew last month says they were not surprised. during their trip they went to mexico to fix a recurring engine problem. >> they found out they did get the part, so then we were going half speed coming back which was probably about a four or five hour delay. >> we were only doing 20 knots. >> oh, my goodness. the gross crippled cruise ship is due in mobile tomorrow. meanwhile the national transportation safety board has launched an investigation into the cause of the engine room fire. >>> the winner is red. that's the vote of a special panel established to consider and recommend one color
:00, a homeowner who knew what he was doing, shot and killed an intruder. >>> president obama travels to north carolina to make a pitch to raise the minimum wage. >> and we'll tell you what color is proposed for every cab in the district. good evening, i'm jim vance. >> and i'm doreen gentzler. tonight a wet evening commute. rain is falling across our areas. some are seeing some snow sprinkled in. chief meteorologist doug kammerer is tracking the system. doug? >> we're seeing more and more snow making its way in here. in and around the metro area, it's been all rain. back towards leesburg, this is where we start to see a transition from rain to snow. northern portions of montgomery county, all now reporting snow either mixed in or beinging all snow, some of it coming down pretty good here. you see will most likely run into some snow, one you start reaching the higher elevations. so heads up on the roadways. it is just rain, but coming down pretty good. in some locations it is starting to mix with sleet and snow. and will continue to do so. as the rain/snow line moves, that line will move, too.
are positively identified. fox news. >> president obama gave his first state of the union address of his second term last night. the topics range from the war on terror, cyber defense, gun control to the economy and our looming deficit. the speech made some waves. gop leaders are responding to the president's stance on minimum wage and passing gun control. >> when you raise the price of employment, guess what happens? you get less of it. >> i do wish the cheer leading would stop and the prosecutions begin. >> the president is taking his ideas on the road now. he spoke with workers at a manufacturing plant in north carolina today. he'll be in georgia tomorrow and in his home state on friday. >> nothing has frustrated me more than false choices like the one the president laid out tonight. the choice isn't just between big government or big business. >> it was the water break seen across the country. florida senator delivered the republican response to president obama's state of the union but he may be remembered for that just a quick water break during rubio's rebutle he wiped away sweat and grab
out today, ambitious state of the union speech. patricia murphy, is the re-elected barack obama perhaps overreaching? >> well, you know, i think it obviously depends where you're coming from. if you look at what he was talking about, these are a series of smaller initiatives, universal pre-k, the -- talking about the minimum wage. these are things that are actually relatively targeted, relatively narrow. i think some of his more liberal counterparts would like to see him go bigger and bolder. i don't think it was an overreach. i do think it doesn't quite add up. there is no money left in the federal budget for the new initiatives. that's where his new problem was with his speech. >> he says won't raise the deficit. amy holmes, some say ambitious. you say -- >> i agree with patricia. last night's state of the union was surprisingly modest. it was part george jetson, this vision of the future where our cars don't run on gas anymore, but he didn't have any specific proposal on how to accomplish that, other than we'll study it. he talked about an energy security trust led up by ceos
at the president's efforts in that regard. everyone who watches will see and hear president obama in his reach for history. will he move mightily on immigration and gun safety? will he propose actions to chop down the country's long lingering high unemployment rates. will he lead the country to change b? will he use the bully pulpit to pressure to take on the challenges that lie tonight in the state of the union? howard fine man is director for "the huffington post" and msnbc analyst. and alex wagner. howard, you first. then t i'd like to know your sense of the way i gauged it. is tonight going to show the depth he'll go to penetrate history? >> i think so, chris. i think he is going to try hard. because as he himself has said repeatedly and his aides are saying today, doing something to improve the lot and he lives of middle class americans, the core and anchor is essential for both the country and the president's record. you're going to hear a lot of that tonight. i think he's going to make the case and make the claim. progressives are going to say he hasn't gone far enough. but this is the
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